Dorset Greener Homes

25 Sep - 3 Oct 2021

Sailcloth House, Bridport

Energy-saving improvements

  • 'Big' insulation works
    'Big' insulation works
  • Glazing
    Glazing
  • Lighting systems and electrical appliances
    Lighting systems and electrical appliances
  • High spec heating
    High spec heating
  • Renewables: electricity
    Renewables: electricity
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Recommended
    Recommended

Location

Sailcloth House, Rax Lane
Bridport
DT6 3JN

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Opening times

25 Sep - 3 Oct 2021
Sunday 26 September 10.0, 11.30, 2.00, 3.30

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Sam and Sarah lived in an old mill house in the Bride valley, but felt that driving into Bridport two or three times a day ws not sustainable, and decided to move into town.  A Christian Science building had been vacant for 10 years, and they demolished it to build a house and two flats.

The building is made of structurally Insulated panels (SIPs) made of wood, and filled with sustainable wood fibre insulation (Pavaflex), with further (Steico) wood fibre boards on the outside. Part of the house is clad with Siberian Larch, the rest has a Baumit system lime render.The windows are triple glazed windows filled with inert gas. The house is near passivhaus standard, with an EPC efficiency rating of A (97). 

This building is air-tight, with  Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) preheating the fresh air from the expelled stale air. The high level of insulation means little heating is required, but on very cold days 
u
nderfloor heating (UFH)  and domestic hot water are heated by an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) on the roof. This extracts heat from the air outside.  The house benefits from a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for seven years to contribute to the price of the heat pump.

14 Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels produce up to 4.5lW, and charge up a 9.3 kWh battery on sunny days; any excess electricity is diverted to the Zappi electric car charger, to appliances and then to the grid. An export tariff of 5.2p per kWh is paid  Solar thermal panels are also being considered for phase 2.

 

Location

Sailcloth House, Rax Lane
Bridport
DT6 3JN

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Opening times

25 Sep - 3 Oct 2021
Sunday 26 September 10.0, 11.30, 2.00, 3.30

Please book on Eventbrite through this link:
tinyurl.com/m33t8fjd.
Click on the Green tab "Register" to book your free tickets.

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